An artist has spent hundreds of hours creating necklaces made from human hair.
Creative art student Kerry Howley, 23, started her collection of five necklaces in her second year of university when she was inspired by people's aversion to discarded hair once it had left the body.
Her main source of materials was provided by her mother's friend, a Japanese lady with hair down to her waist who only cuts her hair five times a year.
Kerry who has recently graduated from Middlesex University in North London said: "My mother's friend volunteered to have 30cms of her hair cut off for me, which was extremely generous."
Kerry created her necklaces with broken saw blades by cutting and weaving the strands of hair into abstract shapes inspired by wallpaper patterns. The hair is held in place by tiny, precisely placed points of resin glue.
Each necklace took up to 60 hours to make.